I am working on a document that has buttons, hyperlinks and object state interactivity. I am wanting to export those pages to a swf file, then import the swf file back into the document on a separate page and export that page to an interactive pdf. When I eport the file to a swf and it opens in a browser, all the interactive elements are there. The mouse pointer changes from the "arrow" to the "pointing hand" when it goes over and interactive element. All interactive elements and visual cues work as expected in the swf. When I import the swf file back into the document and export only that page as an interactive pdf, the mouse pointer does not respond or rather change from the "arrow" to a "pointed hand" when it comes in contact with an interactive element. I am wanting this visual cue for readers of this particular document. All interactive elements still work, it's just the normal visual cue is not there. What am I missing? Or is this normal? Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Basically, placing SWF files into interactive PDF is a HACK. It has many limitations. I'm not aware of a workaround for your problem.
Well. I was hoping there was a step I missed. I can't understand why Adobe would offer, placing a swf file within an interactive pdf, but then not stating the limitations in doing this. I based this a video I found on Adobe TV - http://tv.adobe.com/watch/csinsider-design/indesign-creating-interactive-pdfs-with-page-tu rn-and-flash-animations/
I feel duped.
I guess I could just try and go with the swf file but it seems like there is such a stigma associated with these files, at least with our IT section.
Thanks for the quick response.